Meal Prices for 2020-2021
All students will receive free meals for the 2020-2021 school year.
Preschool-5 Breakfast - Free
Preschool-5 Lunch - Free
6-12 Breakfast - Free
6-12 Reduced Breakfast - Free
6-12 Lunch - Free
6-12 Reduced Lunch - Free
Adult Breakfast - $2.50
Adult Lunch - $4.00
FREE & REDUCED-PRICE INFORMATION
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH & BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Food Service Department Staff:
WELCOME TO THE DAYTON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Food Services Director - Jana Eaton - (509) 382-2543 - firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Food Service
A Note from the Director
As we roll into April and hopefully some nice weather we have successfully transitioned the middle school students into lunch into the cafeteria and grab & go meals for our high school students to take back to the high school commons or our new outdoor eating area. A BIG thank you to our Columbia County Health Department for helping to fund this project. The tables and awning on the tennis/basketball courts have made a nice addition to our grounds and the perfect place to enjoy lunch in the beautiful spring weather.
New items on the menu this month are pizza breakfast bagels, burritos & Spanish rice, chicken stir-fry and a BBQ pork sandwich. Thank you to our amazing kitchen staff who work so hard to serve delicious and nutritious meals to our students. We are doing our best to try to bring nachos back before the end of the year!
Our fresh fruits & vegetable program continues to send home a box of fresh fruits and veggies several times a month to our elementary students. This past month students were introduced to Yukon Potato Sticks, Striped Beet Sticks, Butternut Squash Sticks and Jicama Sticks with Lime.
If you have questions or requests please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call the administration office at 509-382-2543. All students will continue receiving free meals for the remainder of the school year. We continue to have meals available for our distance learners and anyone in the community 18 and under. These meals can be picked up from 11:00 - 11:20 a.m. If you would like more information about this program just let me know.
Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Program for Elementary Students
Dayton Elementary School is one of the schools that have been awarded a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) USDA grant. The grant is administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and coordinated by Child Nutrition Services.
Starting in November, a fresh fruit or vegetable snack will be provided for all K-5 students in the elementary school. The goal of the FFVP is to:
Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices
Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience
Increase students fruit and vegetable consumption
Make a difference in students diets to impact their present and future health
Originally the plan was to provide the fruits and vegetable as a snack in the morning or afternoon. Due to the shortened schedule and other restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, we are now planning to send them home with your child at the end of the day. At first, it will be once a week. Once we get a routine, we hope to send the “to go” boxes or bags home every other week. This week we will be sending them home on Thursday, November 19.
Throughout the course of the school year, your student will have the opportunity to try several new fruits and vegetables. If you have any concerns about allergies or other health related concerns, please contact Jana Eaton in the Food Services Department to discuss this. I can be reached at 509-382-2543 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brittany setting up first boxes to be sent out to Preschool -5 students
SFSP Program Extended through June 2021
Free Meals to ALL Children 18 and Under for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year
USDA has extended the free meals for kids program though the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Any child, 18 and under, regardless of enrollment in the school district, is eligible to receive meals at no cost. Meals can be picked up between 11:00 - 11:20 a.m. in the elementary bus drop off area off of 2nd St. Meals are available Monday through Friday with the exception on non-school days. To ensure the availability of meals please contact Jana Eaton at 509-382-2543 or email@example.com. In the event of a school closure due to COVID-19 meals will be available for pick up the day following the closure. Depending on the length of closure, meal delivery sites may be added to central locations in the community.
CEP PROGRAM APPROVED FOR DAYTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Continued for 2020-2021 school year!
Beginning the 2019-2020 school year all students in grades preschool through 5th will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of the Community Eligibility Provision Program or CEP. Dayton qualified for this program by identifying that 40 percent of the student population (in the elementary building) qualified for free meals without the use of household applications (for example those directly certified through SNAP).
The program was authorized by Congress as a part of the Healthy, Hunger‐Free Kids Act of 2010. It was phased in over a period of 3 years, starting with D.C., Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The program became available nationwide beginning July 1, 2014.
As part of the program Free & Reduced applications are no longer required to be filled out. However, some of the education programs the district provides are funded from state dollars that require our school to collect household information for all students attending CEP schools.
In order to collect the information, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed the Family Income Survey. The Family Income Survey is used to capture information and ensure the district/school receives all of the funding it is entitled to for other state funded education programs.
If you have questions or would like more information please contact Food Services Director, Jana Eaton, at 509-382-2543.
**TASTE WASHINGTON DAY IS AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WASHINGTON GROWN FOODS SERVED IN SCHOOL MEALS DURING THE FALL HARVEST SEASON. SCHOOLS CONNECT WITH LOCAL FARMS TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR BOUNTIFUL FALL HARVEST, AND USE TASTE WASHINGTON DAY TO KICK OFF FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH IN OCTOBER. THIS YEAR ON OCTOBER 7, WE WILL BE FEATURING LOCALLY GROWN APPLES. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT APPLES:
Apples are a member of the rose family of plants, along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
The science of growing apples is called pomology.
Apples come in all shades of red, green and yellow.
Most apples are still picked by hand.
It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
25 percent of an apple's volume is air; that is why they float.
It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds.
A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds, and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce
There are more than 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States.
Apples are a good source of fiber.
A large apple tree can take 8 to 10 years to produce it's first fruit, a small tree usually 3 to 5 years.
The larges U.S. apple crop was 277.3 million bushels, harvested in 1998.
Apple trees can be grown farther north than other fruit trees because they bloom late in spring, minimizing the chance of frost damage.
The largest apple to be picked weighed three pounds.
REQUEST FOR SPECIAL DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS
Federal law and USDA regulation require school nutrition programs to make reasonable modifications to accommodate children with disabilities. Under the law, a disability is an impairment which substantially limits a major life activity, which can include allergies and digestive conditions, but does not include personal diet preferences.
To request dietary accommodations please have your doctor complete the Request for Special Dietary Accommodations" form and return to the school nurse or Jana Eaton, Food Services Director. If you have questions please call Jana at 509-382-2543.
Request for special dietary accommodations form
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